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I am doing the 2" level kit on my 2WD. I need new shocks for the front and am thinking of getting the rears done too. Anyone have experience with the RS5000. I heard the RS 5279, which is for the 2500/3500's, is 2" longer and works perfect. i just want to know how the ride will be. I am going to mainly an on road truck, but do go in some mud ad dirt occasionally. I am going to be running 33X12.50X18's with 18X9 Moto Metal chrome wheels (4.53" BS).
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Sorry, can't help with the shock question. What moto metal wheels did you decide on?
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If you are doing a leveling kit, with a spacer, you do not need shocks. I am telling you so you can save some money. But if you have torsion bars you might need some new ones. I just installed some Bilstein 5100s in my truck and they are very good. I am just giving my $.02, since I do not know anything about the Rancho shocks. I did check them out and they did seem to be pretty good.

What year is your truck so we have a better idea of what you are talking about?
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The 951's. They are sweeeeet!
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I have a 2007 Sport. It has coil over shocks. It is a 2WD. The 4WD has the spacer go on top of the housing, and the 2WD goes on top of the spring. It is a pain, but is the cheapest and easiest way to do it. I have to have longer shocks because of the way the suspension is laid out. I am just wondering if I should do the rear shocks too?
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I love those wheels! Definantly post some pics of the finished product!
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The only reviews i have heard about rancho's came from a buddy i work with....he drives a 1999 4runner and wanted to stiffen it up a bit so he threw in some ranchos not sure which model # but he said he loved the ride and the control it gave him!

Hope this helps on decision making
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I am doing the 2" level kit on my 2WD. I need new shocks for the front and am thinking of getting the rears done too. Anyone have experience with the RS5000. I heard the RS 5279, which is for the 2500/3500's, is 2" longer and works perfect. i just want to know how the ride will be. I am going to mainly an on road truck, but do go in some mud ad dirt occasionally. I am going to be running 33X12.50X18's with 18X9 Moto Metal chrome wheels (4.53" BS).
The 5000 is the classic Rancho. (per rancho)It is not gas charged it has a cell in it that prevents cavitation. The RS9000 is more akin to a Bilstein, but it still has the twin tube manufacturing method rather than being monotube like a Bilstein, Gabriel, or some Monroes.

In the tiers of shockdom it goes like this...

A1+ Gas Charged Shocks with monotube construction for cooler operation.

1: Gas charged shocks that prevent cavitation

2: Non-Gas charged but better engineered with an anti-cavitation device in place hydraulic+ shocks I call them like a Rancho 5000 series

3: stock or OEM style hydraulic shocks with no gas charge or device to prevent cavitation

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I have a 2007 Sport. It has coil over shocks. It is a 2WD. The 4WD has the spacer go on top of the housing, and the 2WD goes on top of the spring. It is a pain, but is the cheapest and easiest way to do it. I have to have longer shocks because of the way the suspension is laid out. I am just wondering if I should do the rear shocks too?
Dano,

I told you in your other thread the 2wd AND 4wd have the same suspension components. Both use coilovers and per the Autozone website the part numbers for identical the Bilstein F4BE5c604H0 and F4BE56927H0 goes on each. The difference is going to be in the spring loading or the knuckle is my guess, not the shocks.

Additionally adding the spacer inside the spring housing won't work due to manufacture. They fasten on to the three screws on the top of the housing, they do not bolt onto the strut.

Finally, since leveling your truck is the goal then check out the Rancho Quicklift RS9000s or the Bilstein 5100s. Both will level your truck without the need for additional spacers due to the way the spring loading works.

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Thanks for all the info guys. I will look at the RS 9000's now too.
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